Monsoon Must-Haves: Avoid Skin & Hair Damage With These Beauty Essentials

Monsoon is a difficult season for our skin and hair, and we all need a little extra help to get by this messy (but certainly picturesque) time of of the year.

Which is why, we've curated a list of beauty essentials that can be the pick-me-up your body needs right now. 

BATH & BODY

Herbal Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+, Soulflower

Herbal Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+

Herbal Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+

As the name suggests, this sunscreen is water resistant and has SPF 50. Whoever tells you that you don't need sun protection in monsoon, is incorrect. The clouds won't stop ultraviolet rays from harming your skin, my friend! So, pick up that sun cream, and use the same every three hours. 

Price: INR 350

Nourishing Sun Shield, Ilana Organics

Nourishing Sun Shield

As mentioned earlier, using a sunscreen the entire year is important, and hence, I am sure it's not surprising that there's another one in this list. For those of you who have oily or acne prone skin, you can try Ilana Organics' Nourishing Sun Shield. It has a fast absorbing and an almost serum like formula. It will not build up on your skin and lead to greasiness or breakouts.  

Price: INR 650

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser, The Body Shop

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser

A lot of us have a misconception that during intense spells of monsoon, the only way to deal with excess oil and sweat secretion is to use strong (sometimes harsh) cleansers on the skin. Au contraire, you must keep cleansing as gently as possible. Maybe, try using a gentle face wash, or a cleanser that concentrates on maintaining your skin's moisture and hydration levels. 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cleanser should ideally be used as a cleansing milk, one that you can use to gently wipe away dirt and grime with a cotton pad/muslin cloth. Over cleansing or using harsh cleansers that strip your skin of its natural oils can cause it to secrete an unhealthy amount of oil, leading to acne or problems under-dermis. 

Price: INR 795

Light Aloe Vera Moisturising Cream, Homemade By Nina

Light Aloe Vera Moisturising Cream

Light Aloe Vera Moisturising Cream

This is a lightweight moisturiser for your face and neck and protects it from the UV radiation. It is enriched with cold-pressed essential oils, Vitamin D, E, and helps treat chapped and dry skin. Also, the ingredients are all natural and it's all homemade (yayy!)

Price: INR 500

HAIRCARE

All Natural Probiotic Shampoo Bar For Dry Hair, Goli Soda

All Natural Probiotic Shampoo Bar For Dry Hair

All Natural Probiotic Shampoo Bar For Dry Hair

Goli Soda is well known to create products that are environment-friendly and are organic. This shampoo bar is enriched with shikakai, castor oil, almond oil, hibiscus powder, and other essential ingredients that will make sure that your hair remain bouncy and nourished throughout the monsoon season.

Price: INR 250

Organic Argan Oil Hydrating Coconut Conditioner, Arganicare

Organic Argan Oil Hydrating Coconut Conditioner

Organic Argan Oil Hydrating Coconut Conditioner

Known to maintain moisture balance of the hair cuticle, this conditioner by Arganicare nourishes the hair and will make sure that throughout the monsoon season, your hair remain hydrated. 

Price: INR 1,200

Argan Hair Serum, Laviche Bath Essentials

Argan Hair Serum

Argan Hair Serum

Not only does this serum protect your hair from heat, it also consists of ingredients like jojoba oil, argan oil and sweet almond oil. Hair serums are that extra step in your hair care routine that'll seal all the moisture and help you minimise the monsoon frizz and this one is definitely an absolute essential. 

Price: INR 450

MAKEUP

Pro Matte Foundation, CAL LosAngeles

Pro Matte Foundation

Pro Matte Foundation

Sometimes life doesn't give us enough time to apply a sunscreen and a foundation. In those cases a foundation with sun filter is perfect! Not only does this foundation have a natural finish but it also leaves the skin matte and protected. It is also suitable for all skin types, so that's a bonus!

Price: INR 650

NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal - Black Brilliance, Plum

NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal

NaturStudio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal

100% smudge-proof and 100% preservative-free, this kajal will give you a liner-like finish and will stay in for good hours. Also, we give it brownie points since it's water-proof as well.

Price: INR 446